In Photos: Remembering John Glenn (25 images)

John Herschel Glenn, Jr., one of the most prominent astronauts in American history and a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died December 8, 2016 at a hospital in Columbus, his family said. He was 95. Here is a look back at Glenn's storied career from the photo archives of UPI.
Updated: Dec. 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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USMC Major John Glenn emerges unhurt despite 375 holes in his Panther jet during his first two months in Korea. Glenn is seen here inspecting his plane in 1953. (UPI/File)
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Astronaut John H. Glenn (L), Flight Surgeon Dr. William Douglas and equipment specialist Joe Schmitt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission on February 20, 1962. Glenn carries a portable ventilation unit. Photo by NASA/UPI
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FEBRUARY 1962 PORTRAIT OF JOHN GLENN
Astronaut John Glenn, wearing a Mercury pressure suit, was the pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Glenn made America's first manned Earth-orbital space flight on February 20, 1962. This photograph was taken at Cape Canaveral, Florida, during MA-6 preflight training activities. Photo by NASA/UPI
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John Glenn at Cape Canaveral, Florida, during MA-6 preflight training activities. Photo by NASA/UPI
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A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during the Mercury-Atlas 6 space flight on February 20, 1962. Photo by NASA/UPI
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ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER JR. DIES
ASTRONAUT GORDON COOPER JR. DIES
John Glenn (3rd from left) is pictured with the "Original Seven" Mercury astronauts. From left: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. (UPI Photo/NASA)
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